Bond

City Voters to Consider Bond Propositions on Ballot

By George Slaughter Following the 2016 Tax Day Flood and Hurricane Harvey last year, officials at all levels of government have been working on flood preventative issues for the Katy and Southeast Texas areas. The proposed Cypress Creek reservoir, for instance, is being addressed at the federal level. But for the City of Katy, Mayor Chuck Brawner said it was important that local officials focus on what they can do locally. “It’s important for us […]

City Sets Bond Election for May

Katy Mayor Chuck Brawner presents an “Above and Beyond” citation to Buc-ee’s senior vice president Richard Sebastian for his company’s efforts serving first responders during Hurricane Harvey rescue and relief operations. (George Slaughter photo)

By George Slaughter The Katy City Council Monday night set a bond election to raise $19.5 million for repair and prevention measures needed following Hurricane Harvey last year. Voters will be asked to review and approve three propositions. The first proposition, for $4.25 million, is for street work to elevate the 1st Street bridge and the Katy Hockley Road (Avenue D). The second proposition, for $10.25 million, is for drainage projects for the Fortuna and […]

Bond Package Proposal Submitted to Katy ISD Board of Trustees

By George Slaughter Katy Independent School District trustees heard a presentation for a $609 million bond package and a work study meeting held Monday night. Keith Carmichael, chairman of the Katy ISD Community Bond Advisory Committee, and Christopher Smith, the district’s chief financial officer, gave the presentation. They said the bond would not require a tax increase. Carmichael said that approximately $449 million, or 74%, is for six new schools. Of these proposed new schools, […]